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Bob Simpson (#47129308)
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I live in Australia and have long been fascinated by the American Civil War.
I have collected Civil War memorabilia for over 40 years.
In 1979, I purchased some memorabilia from the 117th. New York Infantry, which led to my interest in the regiment.
I have been obsessively collecting memorabilia, surfing the web and FAG for any mentions to add to my research files.
Thanks to many kind FAG volunteers, I have been able to request dozens of photographs to add to my Virtual Cemetery of members of the regiment.
I am currently adding names to the list. I have added over 1,200 so far.
I still have about 500 veterans to locate.
To be able to achieve all this half a world away from the action, is simply unbelievable.
If anyone has a relative who served in the 117th., or any information, I would be most happy to hear from you.

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Brad Whitney
RE: Wyckoff grae photo.
You're very welcome, glad to be of service!
Added by Brad Whitney on Sep 02, 2015 7:23 PM
RE: Earl Howard Buchanan.
Hi Bob, I wish I did have a photo of John L. Buchanan to pass on to you - but I don't have any. I do have a photo request up for his grave, so hopefully someone will be able to fulfill that request.
Thank you for answering my question so quickly.

Added by Ancestry/searcher on Aug 16, 2015 9:21 AM
gilbert smith
Henry Savilion Smith

Henry is great grandfather i didn't know if it was possible to get a picture of his grave. He is buried in fairview cemetary Bridgewater Ny

Thanks Gilbert Smith
Added by gilbert smith on Aug 11, 2015 3:18 PM
Pam Witherow
RE: Croshaw photo request.
You are very welcome!!!!!

From Missouri
Added by Pam Witherow on Apr 27, 2015 9:15 AM
Pattie Ford
RE: Casselman.
Oh Thank you

Added by Pattie Ford on Feb 22, 2015 5:56 PM
Kathy Manning
Lowville Rural.
Hi Bob,

I've been assisting someone with someone in the military during the civil war and came across this information and I wasn't sure if it's anything you're interested in, but thought I'd share just the same.

Best wishes,
Added by Kathy Manning on Feb 19, 2015 8:26 PM
Pattie Ford
RE: Casselman edits.
Hi Bob

No I had not done any research on any William or his brother Allen. But I just looked up on and found where Allen F Casselman stated:

"On May 16, 1864, I was a private soldier in Co. C. 117 New York Volunteer and was present on that day at the battle Drusey's Bluff or sometimes know as Ft Darling; that at that time, my brother William C Casselman was a lieutenant in one of the companies of said 117 New York State Volunteer Infantry and participated in that battle; that the said William C Casselman was wounded at that battle and died at the hospital that same day or night; that on next day, May 17, 1864, this deponent and one Joseph D. Monroe a comrade buried my brother, said William C Casselman at Bermuda Hundred, Va."

There is another document of marriage on 3fold proving that William was married to Laura or Launa A Mc David?? (She later married and last name is Baggarley) These are all documents for widows pension 33pgs.

Added by Pattie Ford on Feb 15, 2015 10:15 PM
Andrew L.
RE: Rowell grave at Waterville.
Added by Andrew L. on Feb 10, 2015 3:12 PM
S. Wright
RE: W B Wright
Hi Bob,

Sorry it took so long to answer back - i just saw your reply - William B. Wright does not have a memorial @ Maple Flats Cemetery - I still can't prove he is the brother of Frederick Wright.

Susan Wright
Added by S. Wright on Dec 29, 2014 7:24 AM
Moses Craft
I realized (after I added it) that you had wanted a photo. I believe that all you need to do is to reclick on the button asking for a photo. I have seen other people request another photo, when there was already a photo there.
Added by MWeakley on Dec 12, 2014 7:52 PM
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